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Average Category Analyst Salary

$64,020
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,034
Bonus
$5,932
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The average salary for a Category Analyst is $64,020.
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$46k
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$64k
90%
$80k
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What Do Category Analysts Do?

Category Analyst Tasks
  • Design and draw planograms according to the retailer's expectations and requirements.
  • Analyze category consumer trends and market demographics in order to make recommendations for future marketing campaigns.
  • Perform studies for forecasting, pre/post-promotional analysis, and product selection or discontinuation.
  • Coordinate with the merchandising supervisor to develop schematics for assigned categories.

Job Satisfaction for Category Analyst

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Category Analyst are from the companies Badger Liquor, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. and Kraft Heinz Company. Reported salaries are highest at Kraft Heinz Company where the average pay is $73,946. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Badger Liquor and Topco Associates, LLC, earning around $68,068 and $67,000, respectively. Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. pays the lowest at around $47,168. Daymon Worldwide, Inc. and Constellation Brands Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,250 and $62,100, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Category Analysts?

Skills in Strategic Planning and Market Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Market Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Category Analysts?

An entry-level Category Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,046 based on 28 salaries. An early career Category Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,954 based on 210 salaries. A mid-career Category Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,272 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Category Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,146 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,650.
Employees with Category Analyst in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 26.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (8.7% more) and Bentonville, Arkansas (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (21.4% less), Charlotte, North Carolina (3.9% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 369 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.6%
Early Career
56.9%
Mid Career
20.3%
Experienced
11.9%
Late Career
3.3%